Ham and Cheese Tater Tot Casserole


This post brought to you by Crystal Farms Cheese. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. One of my family's favorite meals is tater tot casserole but sometimes we get tired of the same old thing week after week so I try to mix it up but keep their favorites [...]

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Filling

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I feel like fall needs to hurry on up and get here.  There are apples to be picked, and pumpkin delights to be baked. This series of heat waves we are having in September is not in my plans for fall baking! I want all the fall foods!  Bring on the apples and bring on [...]

US Weekly’s Family Movie Night #PopcornPartyTime


This post is sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn Who's coming to Boston on September 12th to watch a movie with us? Come down to The Prudential Center, South Garden at 6 pm 9/12 for US WEEKLY’S FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT!  The movie night is open to the public- and who doesn't want to have a fun family [...]

Family Homework Station

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We just redid our kitchen. Well, everything except the ceiling. The floors were redone, new cabinets, counters, kitchen sink...it's all new, it's all freshly organized...and we have so much more cabinet space. Tons more. Enough that I was able to save some space for a family homework station to have everything the kids need for [...]

Cajun Sausage with Black Beans and Rice


Today's families are often in a rush going from school, to meetings, to various activities. We need quick and easy meals that do not take a ton of time, but still offer a balanced meal for the kids and adults. Variety and flavor are the key to making them popular with the family- who says [...]

Homemade Rum Cream


Have you ever had rum cream?  No? There is a reason why, it is a specialty mix that is sold in Jamaica and unless you have had the pleasure of lying on the beaches there you probably have not had it since it is not available in the U.S. Still, even if you haven't tasted [...]

Pumpkin Dryer Vent Craft

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Have you seen the adorable dryer vent pumpkins floating around?  I really wanted to try my hand at one but wanted to create something a little different and with a little more impact. I thought that a Pumpkin Dryer Vent Craft topiary was just the thing- perfect as a centerpiece on the table or and [...]

BBQ Pork Quesadillas


We have certain meals that we repeat week after week, one of those meals is cheese quesadillas but sometimes we get a little bored with it and want to dress it up a bit. This recipe below is my family's favorite way to enjoy this in our weekly rotation- Barbecue Beef and Cheddar Quesadillas. Loaded [...]

College Survival Kit Care Package

College survival kit care package

I remember my college days as some of the best years of my life. I loved venturing out on my own, discovering a new sense of independence and meeting new people. But I went to school far away from home, and I admit – there were times that I felt a little homesick. (This is [...]

Apple Cinnamon Gluten Free Cereal Bars

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gluten- Free Cheerios, all opinions are my own. I have been trying to cut out gluten for my family and myself- if you are gluten free you know how hard it is, that stuff is in everything!  It is especially hard to find treats [...]